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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Tumble Dryer?

Matthew
Updated 16 April 2021
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should you buy a Whirlpool Tumble Dryer?

Whirlpool is well known for its washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves and fridge freezers. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Maytag, Bauknecht, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint Tumble Dryers.

We've collated all the key information on Whirlpool tumble dryers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 tumble dryers to impartially compare each tumble dryer brand.

The average price of a new Whirlpool tumble dryer is $900.

Is Whirlpool the Best Tumble Dryer Brand?

So are Whirlpool tumble dryers any good? We give every tumble dryer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all tumble dryers we are able to impartially rank all the tumble dryer brands.

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 4 best tumble dryer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 4th best tumble dryer brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
698 reviews
#2
South Korea
83%
83%
1,715 reviews
#3
Asko
72%
72%
0 reviews
#4
United States
63%
63%
17 reviews

Let's look at how Whirlpool tumble dryers compare to the other tumble dryer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All tumble dryer Brands
Whirlpool Tumble Dryers

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool tumble dryer is $85 (based on a person typically doing 5 tumble dries per week), which makes them more efficient than most other tumble dryer brands.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool tumble dryers available compared to other tumble dryer brands, with only 1 Whirlpool tumble dryer currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool tumble dryers also tend to be more expensive than most other tumble dryer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Whirlpool have worse reviews than the typical tumble dryer brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool tumble dryer being 57%.

No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$726
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $1,999
Price Distribution of All Tumble Dryers
No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$900
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Tumble Dryers

What Do the Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Whirlpool tumble dryer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Whirlpool and then compared this to the other tumble dryer brands.

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Whirlpool logo

User Reviews

5 stars
9
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
4

Over 100% of expert reviews and 71% of user reviews for Whirlpool tumble dryers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 93% respectively across all Tumble Dryer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool tumble dryers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other tumble dryer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score AEG Grundig Samsung LG Blomberg Whirlpool
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
95%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
78%
1 review
88%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
81%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
dinside.no/data logo
86%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
100%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
97%
1 review
Average
88%
3 reviews
84%
3 reviews
98%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Tumble Dryers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Whirlpool tumble dryers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular tumble dryer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Number of Awards AEG Grundig Samsung LG Blomberg Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
1
3
1
3

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Tumble Dryers?

We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool tumble dryers. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool tumble dryer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% of reviewers think Whirlpool tumble dryers are reliable.

So, most people think that Whirlpool tumble dryers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Whirlpool tumble dryers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
ao.com

What is the Best High End Whirlpool Tumble Dryer?

Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW

$899.95
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Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW
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Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW
15kg
CAPACITY
70dB
NOISE LEVEL
740mm
WIDE
$442
OVER 10 YEARS
E

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool tumble dryer then the Whirlpool 3LWED4705FW takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $899.95.

Features We Love:
Huge drum capacity (15kg)
A+ drying class
Anti-Crease function

A drum capacity and very economical to run vented fairly noisy tumbler, with a very good spec and a fair price.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Running Costs
$440 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the 3LWED4705FW in the US is $899.95 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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